Monday, July 28, 2014
CCSD PD collects more than 200 pounds of medications

Local officials say prescription drug abuse is increasing among young people. To help address the problem, the CCSD Police Department held a “Pill Take Back Day” on Saturday, July 26, at Sierra Vista High School. At the event, 200 pounds of medications were turned in, the highest amount of any of the collections the department has held. Since the start of the year, the CCSD Police Department has received and taken more than 500 pounds of medications out of circulation.

Category: general

Friday, July 25, 2014
MGM presents Educators Appreciation Day Aug. 14

MGM Resorts International presents the 2014 Educators Appreciation Day and Back to School Fair on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Mirage Grand Ballroom. Teachers can learn about educational opportunities, such as field trips, guest speakers and curriculum enhancement as well as various community resources available to students and families. Teachers also will have the opportunity to obtain free back to school supplies and enter to win prizes. Teachers must show CCSD...

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Category: employees

Friday, July 25, 2014
Submit your questions for the next School Matters

The next School Matters will air Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. on Vegas PBS, Ch. 10. Hosted by Nate Tannenbaum (pictured), the show will feature a panel consisting of Trustee Patrice Tew, Trustee Deanna L. Wright, Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky and Chief Innovation and Productivity Officer Jhone Ebert. The half-hour program will focus on back-to-school, with CCSD classes set to resume Monday, Aug. 25. To submit your questions for the Aug. 21 School Matters, go to

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Friday, July 25, 2014
Register early for Henderson Safekey & Teen Scene programs

Parents are invited to register early for Henderson's 2014-2015 Safekey and Teen Scene programs. Safekey and Teen Scene are before- and after-school recreational enrichment programs hosted by the City of Henderson at all public elementary and middle schools in Henderson. Other local municipalities also offer Safekey programs. For more information, call (702) 267-4100.

Category: parents

Friday, July 25, 2014
Get your child's vaccinations up to date

The Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) is urging parents to beat the back-to-school rush by bringing their pre-schoolers, kindergartners and seventh-graders for mandatory vaccinations at one of its public health centers. The SNHD said, "Summer is an excellent time to review immunization records for both parents and children in order to ensure vaccinations are up to date for everyone, including the DTaP vaccine for children and the Tdap booster for adolescents and adults, both protect...

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Category: community

Friday, July 25, 2014
Learn about Paralympic Sports Club

Working in conjunction with CCSD, Paralympic Sports Club Las Vegas is a program designed for children and adults with physical disabilities. It offers sports training and competitions throughout southern Nevada. For more information, call (702) 229-4796.

Category: students

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
July 31 is deadline to apply for State Board of Education Review Team

The Nevada Department of Education is accepting applications from members of the general public who are interested in being considered for appointment to a team that will review the state’s educator preparation programs. The review team will be appointed by the Nevada State Board of Education at its next meeting on Aug. 14. The review team must include:

  • One representative from a public educational institution in Nevada which offers a course of study and training for the education...
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Category: general